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Matthew Burton

Matthew Burton

Dutch and European patent attorney
My passion is to understand your business case and develop an IP strategy to match. I am a Dutch and European patent attorney supporting clients across the chemical field.

Expertise

  • Supplementary protection certificate (SPC)
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology

I enjoy working closely with a wide range of clients, from helping start-ups build-up competitive IP portfolios to handling IP portfolios for multinationals. I thrive on dealing with contentious issues with experience in managing oppositions/appeals at the European Patent Office and litigation before the Dutch national courts.

I enjoy working closely with a wide range of clients, from helping start-ups build-up competitive IP portfolios to handling IP portfolios for multinationals.

I have a research background in medicinal chemistry/chemical biology, working on interdisciplinary projects concerning tropical diseases, antibiotic resistance and anti-cancer agents. My background in crossover research projects provides me with a broad foundation for supporting clients across diverse chemical areas including, food, pharma, and process chemistry. Borderline medical devices/medicinal products are a particular interest of mine.

Besides drafting and prosecuting patent applications, I focus on SPC’s, developing attack/defence strategies in opposition/appeal. I enjoy managing contentious cases and conducting oral proceedings.

Outside work, I enjoy swapping the Lowlands for the highlands of Scotland for mountain hikes.

Education

  • Chemistry (M.Chem) University of Durham, UK
  • PhD (Chemical Biology: Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance) University of Durham

Publications

  • Chapters: The SPC in The Netherlands & Dutch Courts, in Supplementary Certificates (SPC) A Handbook, Ed. Stef/Bühler  CH.Beck, 2016